Deputy Sheriff Arthur Wayne Skaar

Deputy Sheriff Arthur Wayne Skaar

Skamania County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Monday, June 13, 1966

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Arthur Wayne Skaar

Deputy Sheriff Arthur Skaar was shot and killed when he was ambushed by a 15-year-old suspect in Skye, Washington.

He was answering the call of a mother requesting help to control her son. As Deputy Skaar approached the house he was shot in the neck by the suspect. The suspect was tried as an adult, served time in prison, and was later murdered after his release.

Deputy Skaar had served with the Skamania County Sheriff's Department for only three months.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.06
  • Offender Later murdered

ambush, domestic, juvenile offender

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I apologize profusely Deputy Sheriff Skaar. I meant these reflections for Officer William C. Cook of Metro-Dade Miami Florida. You had all these skills and were much too young to be taken away from your peers and family.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 5, 2020

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